TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants to recognize communities that have made special efforts to influence public health with the first-ever Healthy Communities Awards. All jurisdictions in Pierce County, the 24 cities, towns, and the county, are eligible to apply.
Every community in Pierce County can have a positive influence on public health. By incorporating health considerations into decision-making, jurisdictions within the county can achieve better health outcomes for all people and places.
“Healthy communities put into practice comprehensive plan policies to address the social, economic and environmental factors that make for good health,” said Amy Pow, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department principal planner. “We launched a Healthy Communities Awards Program to honor local jurisdictions making a difference in creating healthy places” Pow said.
The Health Department will award a platinum, gold, and silver recognition based on criteria such as public engagement, policies, and plan implementation. Jurisdictions can apply for awards by May 27 at 4 p.m. at: www.tpchd.org/files/library/e30b5b85eacdaf94.pdf. The awards ceremony will be held during each year’s Pierce County Regional Council General Assembly.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. As part of its mission, the Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policy, programs and treatment in order to protect public health. Learn more at www.tpchd.org.Print This Post